It can be such a joy to end your day with those you love, but sometimes afternoons and evenings may not go as smoothly as desired. If you have younger children, managing the “Witching Hour” after a big day can be particularly challenging. Your afternoons may also feel full if you have older children living busy lives.
The right nanny will work with your family to maintain a routine that results in less stress and greater connection for everyone.
Getting Through The Witching Hour
If you have younger children, the Witching Hour is that chaotic period between feeding, bath and bed. The children are tired and hungry, and if you miss the window where the children need to eat it can mean a harder night ahead. It can feel especially hard after you come home from a big day and would just love the evening to run smoothly.
A nanny will work with parents to maintain an evening routine that suits everyone. A nanny can help children understand when it’s time to play and when it’s time for quiet, and prepare the children to be ready for bed. This will make The Witching Hour a lot less chaotic, and it will maximise your quality time with the family.
But what if your children are a little older?
Extracurricular Activities and Homework
If you have older children, a nanny can provide quality support after school finishes.
A nanny can help your children with their homework and keep them focused on completing what needs to get done.
If your children are active in extracurricular activities, a nanny will get them to where they need to be and arrive home safe. This is especially helpful if you have more than one child and they all need to be in different places at different times.
Homework may be a special time for you and your child. You may also cherish driving your children around after school because you love connecting with conversations in the car. A nanny will provide whatever support your family needs so that you are maximising the quality time with your children.
Nannies Are Amazing For Families
There are just so many benefits to having a caring, supportive nanny in your life. The key elements of having a good nanny are ensuring you have similar values and that you have agreements in place. If you need any help in your search I’m always here to help and can answer any questions you may have as every family is different.